Even though the match started well, we were down 0-3 at halftime. In the second half Adam scored a very nice goal, but they again scored three times.
What was wrong? Well, the preparation was not good, we had injuries, and because of that we were only 11, without substitutes – that’s not good for a team without fitness. We played with 3 players at the back, on our level playing like that is not easy, wingbacks from the midfield can’t come back on time which means the attacking side is always 4v3 or 2v1 on the sides. On the midfield we were not aggressive enough, no tackles, no interceptions. We were not able to combinate the game and have multiple passes, the only time we had more than 4 passes was before our goal. Probably the worst was the kickoffs when we literally lost all balls. We could go from our defensive half to attacking around 10 times during the match while the other side had at least 50 attacks, finishing half of those with a shot. This is something to improve.
But to also mention positive signs, even though we had no subs, our team was able to run until the final whistle. There was no blaming, we tried to support each other throughout the entire match. It’s important to recognize also a few players who did well.
Krzysztof was simply great. He run a lot, he was able to get from the left to the right side in no time. He made a lot of tackles, even sliding ones. Without him the result would have been much worse.
Eugen also played well. He had many clearings, he was able to stop multiple attacks. He was also calm with the ball, passed to teammates well. Compared to his age, he was great.
Last but not least, Kleber was magnificent. He literally saved us from a terrible result, without him we could have conceded a dozen or more goals. He was very definite with his legs, very quick to rush out from the box, and he made multiple times great Robinson saves (flying in the air). It was great to have him in the back, and he kept us motivated with his words. Man of the match!